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Wisconsin Info Dump: FAQ and Recommended Reading (Part I)
(Subtitle: WTF, and Other Frequently Asked Questions) It's hard enough for those of us in Wisconsin to fully grasp all that's happening with the union-busting legislation -- from lawsuits ...
Rippe 04/02/2011 38 85 7 439
A New Level of Crazy From WI GOP Senators
During this historic battle of Wisconsin vs. Walker, the Governor's henchmen -- the Republican State Senators -- have exhibited the kind of crazy usually reserved for people named Bachmann, Angle ...
Rippe 03/14/2011 12 20 3 212
WI: Get Noticed by Recall Canvassers
Recalling Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the 8 GOP Senators eligible for recall will be extremely hard work, even with our state's sentiment ...
Rippe 03/06/2011 8 35 1 172
I Screwed Up
I am ready to admit now that I fucked up. I’ve been trying for months to lay this at the feet of President Obama – the man who got the money I didn’t have, the support I ...
Rippe 12/18/2009 35 10 - 63
Reid Locates Lone Testicle, Cancels Senate Recess
In a token show urgency by Harry Reid, via The Hill: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has cancelled the Senate’s Columbus Day recess so that lawmakers can focus on ...
Rippe 09/30/2009 105 19 1 24
Why Is It Health "Insurance" Reform Now?
In the last 24 hours, I've received two emails from the Obama campaign -- one (yesterday) inviting me to tomorrow's Strategy Conference, and the other (just minutes ago) suggesting that I visit the ...
Rippe 08/19/2009 33 3 - 3
A Nation's Compassion, A Rethug's Cynicism
Out of all the news stories I watched and read yesterday, the one I fell asleep thinking about ...
Rippe 02/11/2009 20 15 - 34
Obama is Right on Lieberman
If, as Keith Olbermann reported tonight and Howard Fineman confirmed, Barack Obama has whispered to Harry Reid his desire to keep Joe Lieberman in the Democratic caucus, then some of us may be ...
Rippe 11/10/2008 61 13 - 21
Is CNN on Crack?
The headline says, "Obama's ahead, polls say, but will the lead last?" Legitimate question, to be ...
Rippe 10/28/2008 90 24 - 14
Why Aren't We Talking About Waterboarding?
I know it's debate day. I know there are some great polls out today. I know it feels like every day is Christmas. But seriously, the real headline of the day is being buried in a pile of our own ...
Rippe 10/15/2008 14 8 - 10
Me Too: McCain Trumps Obama's Olympics Ad Buy
Advertising Age has just announced that John McCain has, somewhat surprisingly, decided not to leave the Olympics to Barack Obama. McCain's campaign has agreed to a $6 million advertising package,
Rippe 08/05/2008 116 14 - 26
Just Released: Obama's $5 Million Olympics Ad Buy
Advertising Age has just released details of Barack Obama's cross-channel media buy on the Olympics. From the online ...
Rippe 07/23/2008 92 49 1 36
Delegate Math: Obama Wins on May 6th
I'll start with the end: even without re-voting in Michigan and Florida, Barack Obama can win the Democratic nomination, somewhat easily, and Hillary Clinton cannot. I'm going to run through the ...
Rippe 02/17/2008 60 29 2 12
Dear Mr. Olbermann...
For the first time, I am disappointed in you. For nearly two years, "Countdown" has been a kind of religion for me. I watch nightly, come hell or high water, and I look forward to your unique ...
Rippe 01/15/2008 24 11 - 2
Edwards' Closing Argument, Reimagined
Six days to Iowa, and while the jury remains deadlocked after a year-long trial, the Democratic candidates are unveiling their closing arguments. Each has its merits. Somewhere inside every ...
Rippe 12/28/2007 7 4 - -
Changing the Way We Elect Presidents (Part II)
{Crossposted at The 44th } Yesterday, I painted a picture (mercifully rescued) of all ...
Rippe 10/08/2007 11 6 - -
What Your Neighbors Did (and Didn't Do) Last Week (Part I)
{Crossposted at The 44th } I'd like to tell you a little something about your friends, family and neighbors -- the folks who aren't paying nearly as ...
Rippe 10/07/2007 14 14 2 132
Do You Have Issues?  I Have 50 of Them.
I don't know about you, but when I talk to people about the presidential election and the candidates they prefer, I hear a lot of things like "I don't like him/her" -- and when I probe, I learn that "
Rippe 10/01/2007 27 6 - 2
The Big DUH: Karl's Game
Crossposted at The 44th. Since all the other kids are doing it (and apparently enjoying it), I've decided to try my hand at psycho-analyzing the latest ...
Rippe 08/22/2007 13 3 - -
Death of a Salesman: Karl Rove's Real Legacy
Crossposted at The 44th . I’m in seat 2B on Northwest flight 734...37,000 feet above Wyoming or South Dakota (who can tell?)...headed ...
Rippe 08/17/2007 29 4 4 209
P-2008: 3 Parties, 3 Wildcards, Endless Possibilities
The unwritten joke might begin, "So, three New Yorkers walk into a presidential race..." That is, if the next election pits a Senator from ...
Rippe 06/12/2007 19 1 - -
The 435-District Pushback
As promised in yesterday's diary , this diary represents a petition of sorts -- a pledge to not financially support OR vote ...
Rippe 05/24/2007 18 15 1 17
A Party to the War Crime: Talking Points and Action Items
For all of our anger, disgust and collective kvetching over our party's unceremonious surrender on the issue of meaningful benchmarks, timetables and redeployment, we, too, seem to be lacking ...
Rippe 05/23/2007 6 10 1 150
SUSA Poll Includes Gore as an Independent
This afternoon, I participated in an automated Survey USA telephone poll -- the first call I've ever gotten from SUSA. This was your typical political poll, including: ...approval/disapproval ...
Rippe 05/12/2007 45 6 - -
Holding Out For A Gyro
On January 2nd, in a diary titled, "9 Things I'm Thinking About Today," I unwittingly lied to you (on the second of those nine things).
Rippe 03/12/2007 35 3 - -
We're No Better
There. I said it. It hurts. It's my personal "inconvenient truth." But it's true. When it comes to the politics of the Iraq War, "we" are no better than "them." The greatest electoral ...
Rippe 02/27/2007 85 12 - 6
Someone Help Me Understand the Gore Appeal
Seriously, folks. I'm watching Al Gore blow everyone else to smithereens in Meteor Blades' Gore-inclusive straw poll , and as much as ...
Rippe 01/16/2007 86 6 1 6
How the DCCC Can Elect a Democratic President -- Now
Set aside for a moment everything you've come to expect about the way Americans elect their Presidents. File away, just for a minute or two, everything you know about the election "season" and the ...
Rippe 01/03/2007 25 20 - 3
9 Things I'm Thinking About Today
If you're looking for a good, in-depth, single-topic diary to contemplate, share with friends, and debate incessantly, you're in the wrong place. Instead, I'd like to throw a whole bunch of shit ...
Rippe 01/02/2007 54 5 - 8
'08 Republican Contender: Saint Michael Jesus the Archangel
Philip Jesse Silva would appreciate your vote for President in 2008. Of course, the name on the ballot will be Philip's new name, legally changed 10 years ago:
Rippe 11/20/2006 5 - 1 -
I Need Therapy
Rippe 11/14/2006 38 11 - 10
SCROTUM
Rippe 11/05/2006 19 8 - -
My Plan for the Destruction of All That Is Good
Rippe 11/03/2006 32 7 1 126
AP: Sherwood Paying $500,000 To Keep Choked Mistress Quiet!
Rippe 11/02/2006 116 196 3 22
Election Night KOS Reporting: A Proposal and a Poll
Rippe 11/01/2006 6 3 - 14
No Compromise, No Discussion, No Negotiation (TIME)
Rippe 10/29/2006 10 10 - -
Civility Cancelled in Iraq
Rippe 10/15/2006 10 12 1 -
Area Man Hates That Bitch From Olbermann Tonight
Rippe 10/09/2006 90 15 - 7
1,875 Diaries Later: Why Ned Lamont Has Lost My Attention
Rippe 10/08/2006 25 7 - 7
Iran's Plan to Swing the Election to Democrats
Rippe 10/04/2006 56 20 4 18
Wherein I Answer a Friend's 'Why Are You a Democrat?' Email
Rippe 10/03/2006 33 59 11 162
The Dismantling of the GOP Brand, by the GOP
Rippe 09/26/2006 24 23 1 6
A Marketing Plan for Democratic Victory
Rippe 09/15/2006 34 31 7 14
Fact, Fiction, Politics and Human Nature
Rippe 09/10/2006 8 10 3 133
Pressuring ABC: What You Should Know About the TV Biz
Rippe 09/08/2006 404 784 31 73
2,973 Americans Dead, and 2,973 Americans Dead
Rippe 09/04/2006 44 40 - -
Bush Sees Terrorists as We See Bush
Rippe 09/01/2006 7 3 - -
Stop Bursting My Fucking Bubble, Kos!
Rippe 08/28/2006 146 37 - 6
Good News Sunday: Week of August 21-27, 2006
Rippe 08/27/2006 5 9 - 8
Karl Rove, Marketing, and a Grave Miscalculation
Rippe 08/25/2006 363 522 - 50
Embrace the War: Not Playing in Peoria, or Anywhere Else
Rippe 08/24/2006 29 38 - 14
Meanwhile, Iran Continues to Blow Shit Up
Rippe 08/21/2006 12 5 - -
NEW KOS SERIES: Good News Sunday
Rippe 08/20/2006 24 37 - 16
10 Unwritten Diaries I'm Anxious to Recommend
Rippe 08/18/2006 23 17 - 8
DKOS Media Monitor Tonight Re: Wiretapping Ruling
Rippe 08/17/2006 21 8 - -
Feingold: Lieberman Doesn't Get It
Rippe 08/13/2006 21 20 - 6
We Have a Very Important Choice to Make (POLL)
Rippe 08/11/2006 21 9 - -
The War Is Enough
Rippe 08/04/2006 7 5 - -
Can We Please Stop Reading the News to Each Other?
Rippe 07/31/2006 69 35 - 4
Barf: Joe Klein Swings, Misses on Lamont v. Liebe(R)man
Rippe 07/23/2006 13 3 - -
Wisconsin: Nudging the Gate, Flirting with History
Rippe 07/22/2006 9 6 - 10
The Last Gasp of Social Conservatism
Rippe 07/18/2006 60 39 2 126
LIVE BLOGGING: Lamont vs. Liebe(R)man Debate
Rippe 07/06/2006 263 46 1 18
$1,000,000,000,000 of Gay Money and the Ringing of the Bell
Rippe 06/28/2006 34 24 - 158
LTTE ACTION ALERT: Independence Day, 6 Years Ago
Rippe 06/23/2006 7 2 1 -
Confirmed: Earth Hottest in 400 Years, Maybe Millennia
Rippe 06/22/2006 29 29 1 13
SURPRISE: House Judiciary Demands NSA Telecom Dirt
Rippe 06/21/2006 25 33 1 6
OF COURSE it matters what happens today!
Rippe 06/06/2006 20 7 - -
ACTION: In 10 Seconds, Email Your Senator About Marriage Amendment
Rippe 06/04/2006 33 9 1 12
John Gibson, Fucktard
Rippe 05/30/2006 59 27 - 7
OPEN THREAD (Was: Action Alert: I Want My TU Status Back!)
Rippe 05/29/2006 132 3 - 4
A Conversation About Gore, Kossacks and the Presidency
Rippe 05/25/2006 11 6 1 -
My Lunch With Stephanie Miller and Jim Ward
Rippe 05/24/2006 22 9 - -
On Sleep, Retardation and Posture: Happy May!
Rippe 05/14/2006 9 3 - -
6 Months From Today, the Republicans Will be OUR Bitch
Rippe 05/08/2006 29 5 2 1
The Biggest Reason I Loathe Bush
Rippe 05/07/2006 7 5 1 -
Breaking Down Costs in a Single Gallon of Gas
Rippe 04/30/2006 20 5 - -
Putting a Bandaid on a Brain Tumor
Rippe 04/27/2006 - 1 - -
Bolten to Aides: If You're Leaving, Leave Now
Rippe 04/17/2006 20 8 - -
BROKEN: Tommy Thompson to Challenge Kohl or Doyle
Rippe 04/13/2006 53 17 - -
The Immigrants Know Something We Don't
Rippe 04/10/2006 49 28 - -
The Momentum Scorecard
Rippe 04/08/2006 15 7 1 -
FEINGOLD Tells AP: I Support Gay Marriage
Rippe 04/05/2006 8 9 - -
Deliver Us from Evil: Motive, Strategy and Tom DeLay
Rippe 04/04/2006 2 1 - 15
Jobs Americans Won't Do (Shut the Fuck Up Already!)
Rippe 04/03/2006 125 56 6 17
October 3, 2006: George's October ANTI-Surprise?
Rippe 03/27/2006 10 13 - 3
TIME: (R)s Say They Would LOSE House Today
Rippe 03/26/2006 193 296 11 43
Bush on Patriot Act: Congressional Oversight Not Binding
Rippe 03/24/2006 23 29 2 8
5 Thing Democrats Rock At!
Rippe 03/20/2006 4 5 - -
I'm Throwing A Party (and You're Invited)!
Rippe 03/19/2006 3 1 - -
The Next 235 Days
Rippe 03/17/2006 8 5 - -
STRATFOR: Global Implications of a 3-Year Lame Duck
Rippe 03/16/2006 14 21 1 7
Dkos Family Album: Getting to Know You
Rippe 03/14/2006 469 159 21 19
The WIMPING OUT of the Democratic Party (Rant!)
Rippe 03/13/2006 90 11 1 -
Dem Campaign Slogans and Themes (Participate!)
Rippe 03/12/2006 36 16 - -
The Extent to Which We Suck
Rippe 03/06/2006 4 6 - -
34% Approval: A Unique Perspective
Rippe 03/03/2006 25 25 1 41
CREW Files Ethics Complaint Against Santorum!
Rippe 02/23/2006 5 4 - -
UN Says CLOSE GITMO; Free or Try Detainees
Rippe 02/16/2006 12 6 - -
109 Cosponsor Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell
Rippe 02/09/2006 3 4 - -
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